Automate 24/7 Stream for a scheduled Playlist

bcoyle

Member
I have lots of directories. Each directory for a specific radio program. For example, "Poem" is a program name. There is directory named "Poem" and all of its episodes are located inside of it.

As I said, I am using Radioking.com platform. I upload my files there and It gives me its own playlist solution. I put all playlist in an order and they play. If I have enough time, I can individually schedule each playlist. But it takes very long time.

In my disk, all my files located in the directories.
Hi Again. Are these files(episodes) in these directories playlists like m3u or are they mp3 audio files. So in your example, what kind of file is DIRLIS_KERVAN-11.
 

benubikim

New Member
Hi Again. Are these files(episodes) in these directories playlists like m3u or are they mp3 audio files. So in your example, what kind of file is DIRLIS_KERVAN-11.
Hi again. They are ".mp3" audio files.
Later I want to make this radio station to TV station :) There will be also ".mp4" files.
 

bcoyle

Member
Hi again. They are ".mp3" audio files.
Later I want to make this radio station to TV station :) There will be also ".mp4" files.
So you basically want to go thru a directory of mp3's or mp4's and when finished with playing each entry once, go on to another directory and continue until you have finished the hour. The names in your example don't have any info about what they are about, like "the bee gees sing the blues". So you would would be blindly be playing a song with maybe some slide show as background? The mp4's would not need a slide show so you would just be playing them. The automation part would just play your mixes on the hour with pop at 9am and jazz at 10am! Is this what you need?
 
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bcoyle

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Not sure if you checked it out when I previously mentioned it, but look in to Nebula Broadcast - https://nebulabroadcast.com/ , they even have a demo channel that is up as a 24x7 scheduled tv station demo complete with 24 hrs of content, a demo ticker running on top, etc, at https://nxtv.cz/
Many of the apps that people work on can be done in stream labs or vmix. Some are one-off app's that don't have the expense or overhead or complexity of these large programs. My project is different. I asked if you looked at my demo and you didn't answer so I don't know if you understand what I'm trying to do.
 

benubikim

New Member
So you basically want to go thru a directory of mp3's or mp4's and when finished with playing each entry once, go on to another directory and continue until you have finished the hour. The names in your example don't have any info about what they are about, like "the bee gees sing the blues". So you would would be blindly be playing a song with maybe some slide show as background? The mp4's would not need a slide show so you would just be playing them. The automation part would just play your mixes on the hour with pop at 9am and jazz at 10am! Is this what you need?

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All files are unique.

Some of my scheduled audio files are 20 minutes, some of them 50 minutes. I also have filler folders. Large amount of data. If a scheduled file ends, untill the next scheduled hour, I want to use fillers. "One by One".

I dont want to share my archieve data pictures for long time :) When you read, please inform. I am gonna delete.
 

benubikim

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All files are unique.

Some of my scheduled audio files are 20 minutes, some of them 50 minutes. I also have filler folders. Large amount of data. If a scheduled file ends, untill the next scheduled hour, I want to use fillers. "One by One".

I dont want to share my archieve data pictures for long time :) When you read, please inform. I am gonna delete.
Post can stay here, no problem :)
 

bcoyle

Member
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All files are unique.

Some of my scheduled audio files are 20 minutes, some of them 50 minutes. I also have filler folders. Large amount of data. If a scheduled file ends, untill the next scheduled hour, I want to use fillers. "One by One".

I dont want to share my archieve data pictures for long time :) When you read, please inform. I am gonna delete.
OK, i SAW THEM. You can delete if you want. Are your main mp3 files really 20 to 50 minutes in a single file? Also you were talking about video mp4. Are these standard short 2-5 minutes video? Also for these mp3s, what do you plan to show video wise while playing?
 

benubikim

New Member
Hi!

I write a python code. I have 6 different scheduled folder.

Hours a/pm vlc dir source
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00.00 --------> stage1
02.00 --------> stage2
04.00 --------> stage3
06.00 --------> stage4
08.00 --------> stage5
12.00 --------> stage6

It can handle some basic features like
1) Printing General Information for scheduled programs
2) Matching each stage with selected radio show
3) Handling filler radio show integration (musics etc)
4) Copying one episode of radio show to matched stage folder and erasing it.


It has some problems now. Not ready yet. But,
started to code at least :)

Scheduling things handled by an obs plugin,
 
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bcoyle

Member
Hi!

I write a python code. I have 6 different scheduled folder.

Hours a/pm vlc dir source
-------------------------------------
00.00 --------> stage1
02.00 --------> stage2
04.00 --------> stage3
06.00 --------> stage4
08.00 --------> stage5
12.00 --------> stage6

It can handle some basic features like
1) Printing General Information for scheduled programs
2) Matching each stage with selected radio show
3) Handling filler radio show integration (musics etc)
4) Copying one episode of radio show to matched stage folder and erasing it.


It has some problems now. Not ready yet. But,
started to code at least :)

Scheduling things handled by an obs plugin,
Hi - Sounds good. I don't know python code, but am writing my app in visual basic. I don't know if there is overlap but I've handled a lot of problems in my app. If you have a problem, feel free to ask for suggestions.
 

Freedoms Corner

New Member
Hey, so I have a question a little off task but here we go. I have a 24/7 stream on twitch and I also want to stream on roku. How do I go from twitch to roku?
 

bcoyle

Member
Hey, so I have a question a little off task but here we go. I have a 24/7 stream on twitch and I also want to stream on roku. How do I go from twitch to roku?
Hi don't know much about either, but there was this in a discord thread that I am on;

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just get a roku device, setup online account at www.roku.com.. then head over to developer.roku.com setup a developers account. then goto https://developer.roku.com/docs/direct-publisher/getting-started.md Shouldn't take more then an hour to a channel setup (about 15 minutes of configuration and 45 minutes making the graphics..) Stick to the direct publisher until you get a grasp on how the system works then if you get adventurous and feel like coding in brightscript you could try building a channel with the api.. The hardest part of the API is setting up your roku in developers mode.. pain in the ass and never ever lose the password or you lose the key to all your work.. But with the direct publisher Roku takes care of all the coding and updates and keeps you compliant with the ever changing standards. An frankly it meets most peoples needs.. All you have to do is write the json file indexing all your content. there is plenty of help on that in the forums..

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Sorry, can't help you more than that.
 

bcoyle

Member
merci pour les informations ,Je voudrais que la liste de lecture intègre la lecture de vidéos au fil du temps en utilisant l’une ou l’autre scène.
Not Sure which of us you are talking too. If you make it a "reply" it would be helpful and the person you are talking to, would get a notification.
 

VictorM

New Member
Hi everyone! I've been watching this thread for quite a while, and I can't believe that no one has found any program/app solution for this! I'm desperate and would buy anything that could help me simply play thousands of video clips according to the time of day, see them in a calendar-type fashion and generate the playlist automatically, while also manually being able to change things.
 

bcoyle

Member
Hi everyone! I've been watching this thread for quite a while, and I can't believe that no one has found any program/app solution for this! I'm desperate and would buy anything that could help me simply play thousands of video clips according to the time of day, see them in a calendar-type fashion and generate the playlist automatically, while also manually being able to change things.
I like your "quite a while" since you joined only 5 hours ago. LOL. So tell us about yourself and why so desperate. A few of us now use easy-on-air. There are commercial solutions available. I guess it depends on how desperate and how much you can afford. So please tell us about your situation. Have you read all of this thread?
 
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VictorM

New Member
Hey there :). Well I didn't register until today, but I've been lurking for the past 6 months.
I intend to stream music videos (all licensed by owners) to a Youtube channel, non-stop, but the playlists need to be played according to the time of day, not interrupt abruptly when a certain hour starts, and work on Mac. I also need access to the generated playlist, in order to be able to add ad-breaks. Easy-on-air looks alright but I can't switch to Windows..
I can stretch the budget to 1000$ if the solution is rock solid and meets all criteria.
Any tips are welcome!
 

bcoyle

Member
Hey there :). Well I didn't register until today, but I've been lurking for the past 6 months.
I intend to stream music videos (all licensed by owners) to a Youtube channel, non-stop, but the playlists need to be played according to the time of day, not interrupt abruptly when a certain hour starts, and work on Mac. I also need access to the generated playlist, in order to be able to add ad-breaks. Easy-on-air looks alright but I can't switch to Windows..
I can stretch the budget to 1000$ if the solution is rock solid and meets all criteria.
Any tips are welcome!
Hi Victor/Lurker (lol): There have been a few users on this thread that have had web based solutions which would work on mac/windows and of course obs works on all but not for what you want. What you want is actually a super playlist/24/7 broadcast TV front end. I think streamlabs has a 24/7 solution that probably works on mac/windows. Don't know for sure. Of course not free, but supported. The solution that i'm working on would probably work for you but is windows only. Bootcamp maybe???? Anyway, my app is not ready yet. It's getting there. My program is more a broadcast tv/public access solution. It can work as a playlist but is designed to work in 30/60/90 etc minutes program blocks with auto fill, ads, psa etc. My goal is similar to yours in that I have or will collect tons of old tv shows, whatnots and be able to generate custom programs, to take advantage of obs compositing

I guess you haven't found what you want or it is too expensive?

So it sounds like you are doing a serious 24/7 channel. May I ask details about your channel and the videos you are playing, your goals?
 
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